Don't try this at B & Q

#1
From D/Tele 11 Jan - extract
Although the size of the American aid mission, which in terms of hardware dwarfs all the other foreign contributions put together, has aroused some cynicism in other parts of Indonesia, it has been widely welcomed in Aceh.

The scale of need is easily visible from where the LCAC beached. The wreckage of people's homes starts within a few yards and continues well into the town.

The mission began when (US) marines went into Ace Hardware - an American do-it-yourself chain - near the US naval base on the Pacific island of Guam and bought more than £50,000 worth of timber, plastic sheeting and other supplies on a credit card.

£50K on a squaddies credit card! Obviously better paid than our guys.
 
#2
The mission began when (US) marines went into Ace Hardware - an American do-it-yourself chain - near the US naval base on the Pacific island of Guam and bought more than £50,000 worth of timber, plastic sheeting and other supplies on a credit card.

That's what you call 'smart procurement'.
 
#3
Seadog said:
The mission began when (US) marines went into Ace Hardware - an American do-it-yourself chain - near the US naval base on the Pacific island of Guam and bought more than £50,000 worth of timber, plastic sheeting and other supplies on a credit card.

That's what you call 'smart procurement'.
I can see where the MOD goes wrong, we would have spent 12 months evaluating the timber, sheeting etc and then spent £150,000 :roll:
 
#4
I can see where the MOD goes wrong, we would have spent 12 months evaluating the timber, sheeting etc and then spent £150,000
Your forgetting a rain forest of paperwork, permission from DRLC, and a 24 month wait for allocation of funds.

Before finding that the spec has been re-written to look like "NATO standard paper, wiping arrse for the use of", and even then it will be the tracing paper stuff that smears and not absorbs. :evil:
 

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